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Old 02-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Vicks View Post
RC batteries lack the CCA to reliably turn a bike engine over repeatedly.

This thread is quite informative on different battery technologies and their pros-cons.
Based on what I have seen with those RC batteries, I'd beg to differ. I'm going to buy one to try out. This will be a test not for an RC battery to perm replace a bike battery, but as a ooops, battery is dead and I need a jump in the middle of BFE. Out comes the RC pack with alligator clips and vroom.

They are cheap enough and I already have a balancing charger.

So here's the vehicles I'm going to attempt to start with it. I'll take videos

Husqvarna TXC 511 Fuel injected (not even going to parallel the current battery, just see if the RC battery will start it cold as the "sole" battery)

CBR600, same deal. This bike has a Shorai

FZ1, bike has a Yaesu AGM. I'll see if the RC battery will start this bike without the original battery hooked up, and then I'll drain the bike battery down to where the solenoid is clicking and then parallel the RC battery and see what happens.

Ninja 650, bike has no battery
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